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3-D aluminum nanostructure with microhole array synthesized by femtosecond laser radiation for enhanced light extinction

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posted on 21.05.2021, 15:57 by Abdul Salam Mahmood, Krishnan Venkatakrishnan, Bo Tan
This article presents 3-D aluminum micro-nanostructures for enhanced light absorption. Periodic microhole arrays were created by firing a train of femtosecond laser pulses at megahertz pulse frequency onto the surface of an aluminum target at ambient conditions. The laser trains ablated the target surface and created microholes leading to the generation of deposited nanostructures inside and around the microholes. These micro-nanostructures showed enhanced light absorption, which is attributed to surface plasmonics induced by the generation of both nano- and microstructures. These micro-nanostructures may be promising for solar cell applications.